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Your Guide to Ireland’s 2014 6 Nations Rugby Campaign

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Ireland head coach Schmidt has the weight of his country’s expectations on his shoulders. Hopes are high that he, and his Irish warriors, can once again take the title back to the Emerald Isle and it seems they are reaching their aim. Will they win this year’s 6 Nations tournament?

RBS 6 Nations 2014(original photo by: Paul)

Ireland’s victory in 2009 was unexpected, and in many ways that success has heaped more pressure on Schmidt’s players. However, with Irish legend Brian O’Driscoll in fine form for his club, the omens certainly look good.

Past and future Matches for the Irish Rugby Team
Ireland got their own campaign started with a great win against Scotland on Sunday 2nd February, which ended 28 – 6. They followed that up with another home tie against Wales on Saturday 8th February: another great result that made the Irish even prouder. Ireland’s first away trip was to Twickenham, where they took on a resurgent England team on Saturday 22nd February – ho won for 13 – 10 in fact. After a two-week break, Ireland have a third home match against Italy on Saturday 8th March before flying to Paris for the closing game of the championship against France on Saturday 15th March. How will the Championship end for the IRFU?

If you are planning to take in Ireland’s next home game, on March 8th, there are some fantastic hotels near Aviva Stadium, Dublin – both the Four Seasons Hotel and the Tara Towers Hotel are within walking distance of the venue. And if Ireland’s potential title decider with France appeals, the hotels near Stade de France, Paris are exceptional, including the Suite Novotel Paris Saint Denis Stade and the Courtyard by Marriott Paris Saint Denis.

Get the information you need all at once by reading our short recap and make sure you don’t miss out by booking your hotel accommodation before it’s too late!

  1. Opponent Squad: Ireland vs Scotland
    Date: 2nd February 3 pm
    Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin
    Result: 28 – 6
  2. Opponent Squad: Ireland vs Wales
    Date: 8th February 2:30 pm
    Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin
    Result: 26 – 3
  3. Opponent Squad: England vs Ireland
    Date: 22nd February 4 pm
    Venue: Twickenham Stadium, London
    Result: 13 – 10
  4. Opponent Squad: Ireland vs Italy
    Date: 8th March 2:30 pm
    Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin
    Where to stay: hotels near Aviva Stadium, Dublin
  5. Opponent Squad: France vs Ireland
    Date: 15th March 6 pm
    Venue: Stade de France, Paris
    Where to stay: hotels near Stade de France, Paris

Ireland shocked the rugby world when they lifted the 6 Nations title in 2009. Although they had a disappointing tournament last year, they are mounting a serious campaign this time around. Will their experience of winning count in their favour? Or will the expectations of a nation prove too much to bear?

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Venere Travel Blog writer anna lia gerardi

I love travelling and writing about my experiences. From my early years I have kept a passion for different cultures and habits and for languages. I speak Italian and Spanish fluently, alongside my native English, and after many years of roaming around I have established myself in beautiful Rome. Google+

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  1. Sinead O'Byrne says:
    March 6th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Hey all,

    As an Irish expat in Paris, let me know if you need a hand out finding places to go, pre- and post-match. We’ve organised a guide for simple access to and from Stade de France and the city centre and things to do around the area.

    Feel free to get in touch

    Sinead


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